A Weekend in the Windy City…

A Weekend in the Windy City…

One great thing to look forward to when working in the States is the long holiday weekends. A friend and I decided to spend our Labor Day weekend venturing out of town and picked Chicago! I hadn’t gone to Chicago since I was a kid – I wasn’t sure if it was everything I had remembered it to be but I did know that I was definitely too young to truly appreciate a place at that age. I’ve always been bi-coastal, spending long weekends in Los Angeles or San Francisco if I wanted to leave NYC for a few days, but never really ventured anywhere in the middle, which is why Chicago sounded perfect! Continue reading “A Weekend in the Windy City…”

Bienvenido a España

Bienvenido a España

I have always wanted to visit Spain ever since I was interested in architecture as a child (I went through a period of being obsessed over flying buttresses, which flourished during the Gothic period). Spain is known for its myriad of pure Gothic cathedrals in the north and Islamic architecture in the south. Even in my 10th grade Spanish class, we learned about the history of Spain, about Catalunya, and Andalucía with its Islamic influence. Continue reading “Bienvenido a España”

A Week in the Netherlands

A Week in the Netherlands

After spending Konigsdag in Amsterdam (you can read all about that particular adventure here), I went on a brief trip to Belgium and came back to spend the rest of my stay in the Netherlands. There’s a lot to see and explore outside of Amsterdam, especially in the spring! For example, Keukenhof, one of the world’s largest gardens, is only open for 8 weeks from April to May.  Continue reading “A Week in the Netherlands”

Belgium in 4 days

Belgium in 4 days

TRAIN:
Amsterdam to Bruxelles Midi (Brussels)
Travel Time: 2h 51min
Bruxelles Midi (Brussels) to Amsterdam
Travel Time: 2h 50min
Total: €132,95 roundtrip

I took the early morning train from the Amsterdam train station to Brussels. It was an express train with a direct route so it was a pretty easy and relaxing ride! I broke down my trip to explore both the Northern and Southern regions of Belgium outside of Brussels. Continue reading “Belgium in 4 days”